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997 NUR gets some exercise

PostPost by: Coupe » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:56 pm

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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:00 pm

Shocking acting.
Does the pussy get done in ,in the end?
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:10 pm

semi entertaining but not worth writing off a classic Jaguar :(
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:13 pm

seniorchristo wrote:semi entertaining but not worth writing off a classic Jaguar :(


I dont think the production had that big a budget

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:18 pm

Yeah definitely a model.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:29 am

Interesting googling the Jag's number plate and seeing the price it fetched at Silverstone auctions. Jag prices have certainly strengthened since then.
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PostPost by: JimE » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:36 pm

Just a bit of fun.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:40 pm

I spoke to Brian Buckland at Malcolm Rickett's today (he is the carer of 997NUR and had come with it to the event).

He knew nothing about this video !

So perhaps we should send him a link, he does not visit this forum often.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:52 pm

I haven't seen a picture of Brian in his excellent book.
Was he the chap about 5' 7" , wispy fawn hair, perhaps early sixties , describing himself as 'the driver' of NUR?

I had thought it was owned by a European, as when it was at the Revival a few years ago I was led to believe the custodian was a chap I was speaking to with a very Germanic ( I assumed) accent.
I didn't realise it was now owned by Gregor Fiskin. I shall discuss it with him on the Flying Scotsman Rally next year.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:04 pm

Brian was wearing a shirt with wide horizontal blue stripes with a sort of waistcoat over it.

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As far as I am aware Brian maintains (and drives 997NUR) on behalf of its owners. I don't know if the passenger with him was a friend or the owner.

I had the same problem as you, I thought probably BB was there, and was not sure which was he despite having seen him before, but fortunately Alan (Spyder Fan) knows BB & so identified him.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:42 pm

billwill wrote:Brian was wearing a shirt with wide horizontal blue stripes with a sort of waistcoat over it.

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As far as I am aware Brian maintains (and drives 997NUR) on behalf of its owners. I don't know if the passenger with him was a friend or the owner.

I had the same problem as you, I thought probably BB was there, and was not sure which was he despite having seen him before, but fortunately Alan (Spyder Fan) knows BB & so identified him.


I'm sorry I didn't bump into Alan. We probably shared the same traffic jams up from the Sussex coast!
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:05 pm

661 wrote:Interesting googling the Jag's number plate and seeing the price it fetched at Silverstone auctions. Jag prices have certainly strengthened since then.


Indeed. I remember my father selling a 3.8 saloon for a friend who had to leave the country. Fine shape except it ran on rather ferociously. Lovely red leather interior, he struggled to get $600 for it. We couldn't talk him into keeping it.
Sigh. It'd be a keeper for me.

If you watch the bumper falling off again, you'll see that no actual Jaguars were harmed in the filming. :wink:
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PostPost by: nomad » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:51 pm

I'd swear that Jag does a four wheel burnout!
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PostPost by: Coupe » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:18 pm

I think some of Kidston's films on the website are quite good especially the Miura
https://kidston.com/kidston-movie-item/ ... talian-Job
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:43 pm

This was posted on the Elan Facebook page recently, I now think it?s the same filming session ?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lotus.Elan/permalink/2157578520950297
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